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Splash pad to be closer to downtown than lake?

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The Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee is recommending that an agreement with the Rotary Clubs is reached and that the proposed splash pad be situated behind the Discovery North Bay Museum.

The memorandum of understanding with the Rotary Clubs would cover the financial particulars of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the splash pad.

After some discussion about placing the splash pad at Marathon Beach, a consensus has been reached that it be constructed behind the museum, as suggested in the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. The hope is that putting the splash pad at that location will “encourage activity, bring families downtown, and create a central draw in the Downtown Waterfront.”

From the report:

The estimates are based on staff discussions with the proponent and based on the size (6,600 sq.ft) and configuration of the proposed splash pad. The operating costs are based on the following assumptions:

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  1. The splash pad will be open 10:00am to 7:00pm from June 1st to September 1st.
  2. Existing Parks staff will provide the daily maintenance that would include the minimum daily inspection and cleaning requirements.
  3. The water consumption has been calculated based on the proposed water features and the size of the water supply line. Water consumption will be reduced by adjusting the maximum flow and sequencing the water features so only 70% are activated at one time. An industry assumption is that on average a splash pad is on for 50% of the operating time.

In the first year operating costs (base year 2018) would be $47,000 for the water and $5,000 for maintenance and parts. This would be additive to the Parks budget beginning in the 2019 operating year.

The City has also included $52,500 in the 2018 Capital Budget to fund the installation of utilities and other potential infrastructure requirements to service the proposed site.

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